J. Bret Maney is an assistant professor of English at Lehman College, where his areas of interest are American literature and culture, the practice and theory of translation, and the digital humanities. He is currently at work on a book-length manuscript about material plenty in U.S. literature entitled Novels Wrecked by Success: The Moneyed American Good Life from the Gilded Age to the 1929 Crash. He is also completing a translation of Guillermo Cotto-Thorner’s novel Manhattan Tropics (Trópico en Manhattan,1951), which, as the first novel of the Puerto Rican mass migration to New York City, can be considered one of the founding texts of U.S. Latino literature. Maney’s criticism and translations from the French and Spanish have appeared in Gulf Coast, Lunch Ticket, The Brooklyn Rail, the Journal of Modern Literature, Small

Axe, The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Newsletter, and PEN America.